Feast of the Sacred Heart
Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read and pray with a few quotes from our Rule of Life.
The Heart of Jesus
Christ in our Life
112. Our founders made us heirs of their devotion
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
And so Christ, in his mystery of love,
holds first place in our life
as Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
He is our reference point
and the center of our motivations,
just as he is the very principle
of our total self-offering
and of our apostolic action.
113. An Everlasting Love
The Heart of Jesus bears and reveals
the everlasting love with which God
traced the whole history of humanity.
His heart also expresses
the intense divine and human affection
which Jesus experienced
through his incarnation
to the point of offering his life
so that we might all become
sons of the Father.
In our everyday lives,
Christ continues to lavish this love on us
by his presence and by the attention, friendship, and affection
we receive from our brothers.
114. The Open Heart
The Gospel reveals the pierced side of the Savior
as the source of the life-giving Spirit,
the channel and symbol of divine love.
From his open side
out of which blood and water flow,
Jesus gives birth
to the Church and the sacraments.
He invites all to his heart
to draw water with joy
from the springs of salvation. (Is 12:3)
115. Book of God's Love
Meditation on Scripture leads us to discover
the loving plan of God,
which attains its supreme expression
in the redemptive death of the Son.
Indeed, the kindness and love of God (Ti 3:4)
for all people
has appeared to us in the Heart of the Son.
116. The Eucharist, Celebration of Love
The Eucharistic celebration
is our primary act of homage
to the love of the Savior.
It is also the memorial
of Jesus' ultimate act of love for us:
A man can have no greater love than
to lay down his life for his friends. (Jn 15:13)
Our participation in the Eucharist
unites us to Christ,
offering the Father the perfect act
of adoration, thanksgiving,
reconciliation, and intercession.